If you are concerned about the safety or well-being of a child call the Police on 999 or contact the NSPCC Helpline – 0808 800 5000.
If you have experienced domestic abuse or sexual violence, or are worried about a friend or relative who is experiencing domestic abuse or sexual violence, you can call the Live Fear Free Helpline for free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Helpline staff will help you talk about your feelings, explore options, access local services, and to identify ways in which you can increase the safety of you and your children irrespective of what choices you may be making about your relationship. Information can also be provided on local services that can help to support and protect you as well as give you information on your rights and options. This may include services that can help you with housing, welfare benefits, legal issues, counselling and how to access a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC).
All calls are confidential. If it is necessary to share information with other agencies, this would only be done with your full consent. The exceptions to this are if your life was in immediate danger or if there was a child at risk. In these circumstances, the authorities would be informed to ensure the safety and well-being of you and your children.
Freephone 0808 80 10 800 in confidence, open 24 hours.
Local domestic abuse and violence against women services in Wales can support you (and your children if you have any) with a range of support to meet your needs. They provide individual advocacy and support, counselling, support groups as well as access to refuge and other safe accommodation options. Many services run drop in sessions which you can attend to talk about your situation and get some initial support and guidance.
For details of the service nearest you click here: Specialist Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women Services in Wales
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